Lynn 0    Atherstone United 0

In appalling conditions Linnets hit the post twice, but despite their best efforts the weather won on Tuesday.

Rain and sleet fell in the day to make the pitch greasy and there was steady rain and a biting wind during the match.

Mills limped off with a calf injury on the half-hour and new midfielder Andy Simpson came on for his debut.

Dave Robinson mis-hit a back pass for Chuck Martiniís biggest scare of the night while Robinsonís opposite number Scott Blair slipped to let in Micky Nuttell, but his shot curled just past the post.

Jeremy Goss grazed the post from the edge of the box and Puttnarnís screamer hit the inside of the post.

Linnets were denied another penalty when Atherstoneís Kim Green appeared to handle but the referee waved play on.

Lynn: Martini, Robinson, Spearing,  Fuff, Clark, Mills (Simpson 30), Turner, Goss, Nuttell, Keeble, Puttnam.  Subs (not used) Palmer, McGinty.
Belford, Blair, Barratt, Olner, Albrighton, Redgate, Green, Hart (Middleton 89), Kelly (White 74), Dean, Stanborough.  Sub (not used) Young

Shots on
Shots off
Free kicks
Atherstone 114416 Barratt (12 foul)
Olner (50, foul)
Lynn News Man of the Match - Jeremy Goss
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